HyLand – Hydrogen regions in Germany

The federal government’s climate protection goals are clearly defined: CO2 reductions of up to 95 per cent by the year 2050. This requires a continuously rising share of renewable energies as well as sector integration. Green hydrogen will play an instrumental role here.

Municipalities and regions are implementing environmental and transport concepts on a local level. They have access to numerous regulatory instruments in the transport planning and management area. They mark areas for the development of infrastructure for alternative fuels and together with municipal companies, have fleets and car pools at their disposal.

Depending on their individual starting point, subsidising hydrogen regions in Germany should motivate municipalities and regions in a targeted way to develop their initial ideas for integrated concepts, put their plans into more concrete terms and work out these plans or implement them with the aid of the federal government. The varying levels of knowledge and experience in the different regions is taken into account in the funding process, as all regions should have the opportunity to become hydrogen regions.

Funding for regions and municipalities ranges therefore from support for awareness campaigns or the initial organisation of actors’ involvement (HyStarter), creating integrated concepts and in-depth analyses (HyExperts), to taking the step of being able to procure actual applications and implementing those concepts (HyPerformer).

 

HyStarter

  • Six regions and/or municipalities are expected to be chosen
  • Regions and/or municipalities will each be advised for about 2 years both in terms of content and organisation. Generation of a landscape of actors (politics, municipal companies, industry, trade, society) and the joint development of initial concepts on the topic of hydrogen and fuel cells based on renewable energy in transport, but also in the areas of heat, electricity and storage systems.
  • Expressions of interest invited immediately [Expressions of interest]

HyExperts

  • Regions will determined as a result of a competition
  • Prize money is on offer for the winning regions for the creation and calculation of concrete project ideas for hydrogen concepts
  • Regions new to project work and knowledge can apply with rough concepts, evaluation of concepts according to standardised criteria
  • The call for competition and the evaluation criteria will be announced in spring 2019

HyPerformer

  • Regions will be determined as a result of a competition
  • Prize money is on offer for the winning regions in the form of investment grants to implement regional concepts with hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Regions or regional project consortia demonstrate in detail that they are ready and able to implement their concepts, evaluation of projects according to standardised criteria
  • The call for competition and the evaluation criteria will be announced in spring 2019

 

HyStarter – Call for tender to service providers

From 6/12/2018 to 28/2/2019, the [service contract tender] “Conceptual establishment and operative implementation of measures to reinforce knowledge and increase acceptance of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the context of further climate technologies in the transport area” is open for the HyStarter group through the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

HyStarter – Expression of interest from municipalites and/or regions

From 6/12/2018 until 31/1/2019 municipalities and/or regions can declare their interest in becoming HyStarter to NOW. The statement of interest is non-binding for the municipalities and/or regions. We will contact you at a later stage, likely in February 2019, to discuss further details.

Please use the online form below for your expression of interest.

Statement of Interest HyStarter

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